On the plus side, the twin room was spacious and clean, the shower absolutely fantastic.
Not so good - on arrival we had to hunt down staff in a bar that smelt of stale mince. We were given a key and told where the room was. That was it. Everything was very tired and run down; the beds uncomfortable with old blankets, and sheets with holes in. The room smelt 'musty', the corridors were shabby. Breakfast was quite simply appalling. Stale toast and sour butter that took twenty minutes to arrive. The 'buffet' consisted of variety pack cereals. We asked for some fruit and were told that there wasn't any. I ordered scrambled egg which when it eventually arrrived had the consistency or cardboard ( maybe it had been cooking for the same twenty minutes as the toast? ). The time to produce the food was certainly not down to being busy as we were the only people in the dining room - maybe other folk knew better?
The hotel public areas need major upgrading and with the right management its location could make it an absolute gold mine. Instead it is just bad. Unless it changes, stay away is my advice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harewood Arms is located on the main Harrogate Road opposite the entrance to Harewood House. The Harewood Arms is a coaching inn with a history dating back to 1810. Today the inn offers a high standard of comfort in beautifully appointed surroundings. All bedrooms are individually designed with ensuite bathrooms or shower rooms. Some rooms also enjoy views of the garden and across the Wharfe Valley to the north. The inn makes an excellent base for visiting the spa town of Harrogate and the cosmopolitan city of Leeds, which are both just 7 miles away, York and the Yorkshire Dales. We are open to non-residents for food and drink; our well-stocked bar serves Samuel Smith’s excellent quality and great value beers. A separate function room is available for meetings – bookings must be made in advance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harewood Arms Hotel
- Harewood Arms Leeds